Rain returns to the Corn Belt forecast

A brief period of wetter weather followed by a return to a drier regime and a taste of autumn.

Portions of the parched Corn Belt will receive some much needed rain over the next seven days starting with thunderstorms flaring up on Saturday, September 5. Unfortunately, the wetter weather isn’t here to stay as a drier weather pattern will return by the middle of September.

Watch out for the potential for gusty winds and severe thunderstorms on Saturday (September 5). Storms will be followed by hotter weather for the middle of the Labor Day weekend but cooler trends await in the first full week of September. In fact, we may see some of the coldest temperatures across the Corn Belt since early May by the middle of the upcoming week.

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Further bouts of showers and thunderstorms will accompany a cold front on Labor Day that will usher in the colder weather, which is welcome news across drought-stricken areas of Iowa, Nebraska, and northern Illinois and Indiana. However, at this point, the rain may be too little too late for this season’s crop.

The wetter pattern doesn’t hold as a drier regime returns in the seven- to 14-day period across the Corn Belt. Temperature trends are a little less certain in this time frame, but odds favor cooler weather, although warmer weather will not be far away.

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